ANNE BRIDGE - AREA JUDGE
Anne passed the very stringent Area Judges Test in 2008 and really loves the buzz of the show bench both as a competitor and as a judge! Having trained and been a judge at National level in Floristry and accepted as an RHS judge this was the progression into her more recent realm (20 years) of the Flower Arranger. Feeling very strongly that a judge at any level of their career must be or have been a regular, keen and successful competitor Anne has won awards at National and Group shows. Anne says ‘giving feedback and encouragement to exhibitors is the best part of the judging process, especially when you see their successes later down the line.’
Lives near Norwich
VALERIE PHILLIPS - AREA JUDGE
I passed my Area Judges Test in 2010. I studied C&G in Kent., qualifying in 1992. My love of flowers started at an early age, I grew all manner of things in pots on our balcony as we lived in an apartment in a very busy city.
As a teenager I became very interested in painting and in ikebana, particularly the Moribana School.
I believe that to be a good judge you must be a keen competitor and be always in touch with trends and styles within our wonderful flowery world.
One of the aspects I particularly enjoy is writing comments for the competitors, which I hope they will find useful and encouraging.
I have entered numerous competitions at National, Area, Group and Club level and have won numerous awards.
Lives near Haverhill
PATRICIA SCOTT - AREA JUDGE
My love of flowers and gardening came from my Father who grew and showed Chrysanthemums. So from a very young age I accompanied him to nurseries and shows. This lead to me joining the Granta Flower Club in the early 80’s and belonging to different ones ever since. I did my 3 year City and Guilds course in flower arranging whilst at Cambridge, the last year travelling up from Norfolk where my husband and I had moved to. It was through being asked to judge at local shows that made me want to do the NAFAS training to become an Area Judge, passing the test in 2002. I always feel it is a great privilege and pleasure to Judge a competition on any level, as I always appreciate the time and effort a competitor has spent on their exhibit in order for me to view it.
Lives near Hockwold